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Cell Press Reviews

Updated 24 Sep 2019

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3.3
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Emilie Marcus
7 Ratings
  1. "Great People, Bad Insurance"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cell Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and I think that the work is really interesting. I'm never bored.

    Cons

    The insurance is surprisingly terrible.

    Cell Press2019-09-24
  2. "Great for go-getters who are fine being underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientific Editor in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cell Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting, exciting work; lots of opportunities to learn different skills

    Cons

    Very high workload and low salary (with terrible benefits)

    Cell Press2019-07-22
  3. "Collaborative colleagues, Elsevier politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cell Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Attending conferences with thought-leaders, collaborative editorial teams

    Cons

    E-mailing disgruntled research scientists takes up most of your work day

    Cell Press2019-04-08
  4. "Good location, low pay"

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    I have been working at Cell Press

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule in a fun Kendall square location

    Cons

    Very low pay for high workload. Little room for growth.

    Cell Press2018-08-28
  5. "Overworked Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cell Press full-time

    Pros

    Nice location in Cambridge, MA

    Cons

    No transparency, low pay, overworking employees, favoritism, editors are always leaving, staff are not supported

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more and give promotions to those that have earned them instead of requiring everyone to interview for a slightly higher position

    Cell Press2018-08-03
  6. "Cutting-Edge Science with Compassion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cell Press full-time

    Pros

    My colleagues were extremely professional, brilliant, and always friendly.

    Cons

    Compensation is in line with publishing (read: not wonderful) and the benefits packages got consistently worse over the years. Then again, this seems to be a trend across most American businesses.

    Cell Press2018-04-28
  7. "Cell press editorial"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientific Editor in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Cell Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart committed colleagues passionate about science. Intellectually rewarding, opportunities for development

    Cons

    Heavy workload, mediocre salary with no incentives, high turnover. Slow to promote.

    Advice to Management

    Employees of this caliber need to be incentivised to stay. Micromanagement of hours, time off, flexible work schedules is a bit insulting. Trust your people.

    Cell Press2018-02-04
  8. "Good non-bench science job."

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    Assistant Editor in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cell Press for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart colleagues and interesting work. Able to drive projects of interest or focus on key role, depending on interests. Conference travel is fun as an editor.

    Cons

    Company does not work hard to retain talent. Could be more flexible with remote work, particularly given the nature of the job. Pay is on the low side for this area.

    Cell Press2017-08-23
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Scientific Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cell Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are the best part of Cell Press. They really care about the scientific rigor and accuracy of what they are doing. And they do their best to have a good time along the way.

    Cons

    New, dynamic projects are encouraged from management, but the heavy workload prevents time to be able to act on ideas.

    Cell Press2017-01-04
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Production employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
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    I have been working at Cell Press full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people. Extremely flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Persistent "us vs. them" mentality with parent company Elsevier. Senior Management often scapegoats "hard" decisions and unpopular policy on higher-ups and then get defensive when asked about it. Extremely busy schedule. Also, Cell Press is far behind most companies when it comes to technology.

    Advice to Management

    Have some accountability for the things that happen.

    Cell Press2016-07-27
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